National NGO Partner Specializing in GBV at Medecins du Monde

Medecins Du Monde or Doctors of the World, is an international humanitarian non-profit organization that provides emergency and long-term medical care to vulnerable populations while advocating for equal access to Healthcare worldwide.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: National NGO Partner Specializing in GBVLocation: BornoBackgroundThe ongoing crisis in the North-eastern Nigeria has important consequences on the population especially on women and children. A recent assessment conducted by UNFPA found that 16% of women had experienced sexual violence since the displacement. Given the generally high rates of under-reporting due to fear, stigmatization, reprisals, appearing ungrateful to host and local communities, lack of confidence in the public security .These figures can be expected to be much higher in reality. The most common form of GBV experienced by displaced women since their displacement, was sexual violence, with the perpetrator most often being either Boko Haram, an unknown person, or various Security Forces as well as domestic violence, forced marriages.  Amnesty International estimates that over 2000 women and girls have been abducted by Boko Haram since 2014. This can be explained by the nature of displacement, lack of social structures and a turndown of law-enforcement. According to UNFPA, only one third of these survivors seek help after the incidents and also highlights the non-availability of PEP kits and other drugs in health facilities as well as trained health staff to respond to survivor’s needs.In response to this MdM France is currently carrying out comprehensive medical activities in the Jere, Damboa and MMC LGAs Borno State providing medical services through primary health care clinics delivering consultations, SRH services, treatment for Severe Acute Malnutrition, Mental Health services and referral.MdM is setting up warm and welcoming female friendly spaces survivors and non survivors of GBV. With the aim of responding to life-saving health and psychosocial needs of women and girls by increasing their access to information the friendly spaces will integrate with MdM primary health component through safe and confidential referrals.These spaces will offer ample space for women and girls and survivors of GBV in particular to access free services. It is an environment where they feel safe and supported in their search to restore and gain their dignity and confidence. The centers also provide activities such as case management services, psychosocial group support activities, awareness raising sessions in outreach and safe referrals to other partners for support 

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